Peter Hemingway

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Peter Hemingway
Died15 May 1995(1995-05-15) (aged 65–66)[1]
Alma materRochester Technical College
AwardsMassey medal, Prix du XXe siecle
BuildingsYellowknife Courthouse
ProjectsMuttart Conservatory
DesignCentral Pentecostal Tabernacle
Muttart Conservatories in the North Saskatchewan River valley of Edmonton, Alberta

Peter George Hemingway (1929 – May 15, 1995) was a British architect who practiced mainly in Canada and designed many public works including the Muttart Conservatory and the Central Pentecostal Tabernacle.


Hemingway was born in Minster, Kent and after gaining a diploma from Rochester Technical College he emigrated to Canada in 1955. Serving briefly in the Alberta Department of Public Works, Hemingway founded his own practice in 1956. Hemingway won the Massey medal twice for his architecture projects.[2] He died on May 15, 1995.[1]


The Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre formerly known as Coronation Pool (1968–1970) and the Stanley Engineering Building (1968). However, his most well-known and recognizable building is probably the Muttart Conservatory, a group of pyramid-shaped greenhouses in the Edmonton river valley.[3] He was also the architect of the Central Pentecostal Tabernacle in Central Edmonton which was demolished in 2007 despite attempts for it to be given protective status. In 1982 he served as President of the Alberta Association of Architects. He was a frequent contributor to professional publications.

Projects include; Stanley Engineering Building (1968)[4]

  • Coronation Pool[4] (1970); now Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre[5]
  • Central Pentecostal Tabernacle (1972)[4]
  • Strathcona County Fire Department Station 1 (1975)[6]
  • Muttart Conservatory (1976)[4]
  • Yellowknife Court House[4]
  • St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church[7]
  • RCMP building or Hemingway Centre[7]


  1. ^ a b "The Pool Peter Hemingway built". YEG is Home. The Canadian Real Estate Association. Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ "University of Calgary Archives". University of Calgary Archives. University of Calgary. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ Pound, Richard W. (2005). 'Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates'. Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
  4. ^ a b c d e /"Peter Hemingway". The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre". City of Edmonton. City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Interview with retired Fire Chief Wayne Stanyer". Strathcona County. Strathcona County. August 12, 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b "St.Albert Heritage Inventory" (PDF). City of St. Albert. City of St. Albert. March 2010. pp. 9, 4, 13–18, 61–67, 80–94. Retrieved 2 June 2016.[permanent dead link]

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